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Whole Wheat S’more Cookies

Whole wheat flour gives these clever cookie S’mores a graham-cracker flavor. Leave the marshmallows out for a day or two on a plate to get stale—they’ll hold their shape better during baking
Makes about 36

Recipe by Susan Reid

February 2008

* 3 cups whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour
* 1 1/2 cups (packed) golden brown sugar
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 2 large eggs
* 1/2 cup buttermilk
* 1 tablespoon robust-flavored (dark) molasses
* 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
* 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips (about 9 ounces)
* 1 cup mini marshmallows
* 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 3 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda in large bowl. Whisk eggs, buttermilk, molasses, and vanilla extract in medium bowl; whisk in butter. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients, stirring until dough is evenly moistened. Stir in chocolate chips, marshmallows, and nuts.
Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheets, spacing about 3 inches apart (about 12 cookies per sheet). Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until golden brown, dry to touch, but still slightly soft, about 15 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheets 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks and cool (cookies will firm up). DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Store in airtight container at room temperature.


In between cooking Z and I went to see the SO in a cantata. He was a shepherd. He had a speaking part. He was lovely but his words were just stupid. The songs were all depressing. My favorite part was when we walked into the theater and Z pointed to the set decorations and said, “Look! They have a duck!”

“I think it is a dove.”

“No, it is a duck!”

She was right. It was totally duck-like. It went downhill from there. By 20 minutes in I was telling her that we would leave after her dad’s part to make her stop banging her head on the seat.

At least the SO had a fine shepherd costume and didn’t have to wear the itty bitty wings that they put on Gabriel to complement the spray painted gold chest protector. I had a hard time holding in the giggles.